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Nim's Island

  Orr, Wendy


Illustrator: Millard, Kerry
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Number of Pages: 125
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Genres:

Adventure/Survival

Material Type/Location:

Youth Fiction

Reading Level:

2-3
4-5

Awards:

Voice of Youth Award Nominee

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Why I liked this title:

This is a life that many dream of living, on a tropical island. Eating coconuts and fresh vegetables, going swimming to cool off, and looking at the beautiful stars at night. This is the only life that Nim has ever known. It is important to keep the island unknown to the tourist trade. Her Dad, a scientist, is always recording data and doing experiments. He goes off to study plankton and Nim is left alone on the island with her friends Selkie the sea lion and Fred the iguana. This is a true test of survival when a storm rolls in.

Reviewed by: Susan Teller on 4/24/2007

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